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Toxic Flood Fears in the Bronx

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While Hurricane Sandy left the South Bronx waterfront relatively intact, some environmentalists worry that the industrial and brownfield sites along the water could flood in the future and contaminate the neighborhood.

“Whenever there is a risk of flooding, then you have issues with what gets up out of the soil and spreads around the community,” said Gavin Kearney of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

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